Principal's Message

Baychester Academy Community, 

It is my great pleasure to serve as  the principal of Baychester Academy since 2009. My teaching experience began at Public School 87 located just a few blocks from Baychester Academy in 1993.
Baychester Academy is a very special school.  Click here to watch our "PS I LOVE MY SCHOOL".
 In  addition to offering, Music, Orchestra, Visual Arts, Dance, Robotics, Soccer and Coding, we are one of the top performing schools in District 11 in both ELA and Math.  Our curriculum and targeted intervention support throughout the day ensures each child reaches their academic potential.  Our school's mission is to ensure that our students are prepared to meet the challenges of the future.

Baychester Academy’s Mantra:
Every day I am…
Actively learning
Seeking creative solutions
Taking time to help others
Exuding optimism
Driven to find a better way

These words embody the intention and beliefs that are at the heart of our school’s mission and vision.
Baychester Academy provides students with opportunities to expand and grow in the classroom as productive citizens. By educating the whole child through rigorous academics and the arts, students get access to a broad range of subjects that include Reading, Writing, Science, Social Studies, Physical Education, Music, Visual Arts, and Dance.
We believe that these interconnected subjects and learning opportunities will encourage each child to develop their strengths which will allow them to achieve success in middle school, high school, and college.
We encourage you to utilize the resources of this website which include our monthly calendars, Math Engage New York supports, our MyOn Reading portal, and class webpages.


Cristine Vaughan

We are excited about our partnership with Teacher’s Guild this year. We launched our two year partnership in San Francisco, July 2017.

Baychester Academy Impact and Performance Data for 2016-2017

Baychester Academy Back To School BBQ 2017



    PS169 (11X169) - The Baychester Academy
  • Kindergarten Field Trip ( Botanical Gardens)

    PS169 (11X169) - The Baychester Academy
  • 3rd Grade Field trip (Botanical Gardens)

    PS169 (11X169) - The Baychester Academy
  • Theatre Works Show (Grade Pre K-3)

    PS169 (11X169) - The Baychester Academy
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Baychester Academy P.S.169 Winter Concert Dec.2017 PreK-2

Baychester Academy 1st Grade Bat Celebration!!

After School Program @ Baychester Academy: ULTIMATE ENRICHMENT AFTER SCHOOL PROGRAM

Organized, professional program for PK - 5th grade

Activities take place inside school

Performing Arts, Cooking, Sports training & HW help

All Staff are fingerprinted, background checked & certified

1199, TWU, ACS & HRA Accepted

Monday thru Friday 2:50pm -6:00pm          for more info Email:     or call   718-684-1187

School Clubs and Early Bird Program

Orchestra : Beginners: Tuesday & Thursday : 2:40pm - 4:00pm  

Advanced: Wednesday & Friday: 2:40pm - 4:00pm 

Early Bird Program: Grade 3-5 -   Tuesday - Thursday-7:30am - 8:20am


Baychester Academy P.S.169 Winter Concert Dec.2017 3rd - 5th

Barry Baychester @ the B.A R.O.C.K.S assembly

Baychester Academy ELA & MATH Performance 2016-2017

Monday Afternoon Professional Learning Facilitated by Teacher Leaders

Holiday Wishes From Baychester Academy Staff

"We Love our School"